“The best cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy.” — Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness The affluent little town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, population 2,918, was rocked earlier this year when a surprise write-in candidate garnered 168 votes to displace an unopposed incumbent. The town attorney and Ethics Commission were […]
Days before heading to Atlanta for surgery and a month of isolation to combat an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will be the guest of honor at a benefit concert organized by his friends. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the show on Thursday, Aug. 13.
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
White Horse Black Mountain hosts the new quartet’s debut on Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m.
The two play their album release set at Dobra Tea in Black Mountain on Saturday, June 13, from 3-5 p.m.
The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent.
For the Swannanoa Valley Museum, the spring season is an excellent time to remind people of what came before and the foundations that facilitate growth.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, a brush fire caused by unknown sources in the Ridgecrest area of Buncombe County erupted across the ridgeline. Spurred by gusty winds and dry conditions, the blaze soon spread across the mountains bordering Black Mountain, destroying several homes and forcing residents to flee to safety as state and federal Park Service officials, along with firefighters from across Western North Carolina, came in droves to battle the wildfire.
A century ago, French suburbanites favored spending lazy weekend days relaxing at outdoor drinking establishments called guinguettes. Now, veteran Asheville restaurateurs Cecilia Marchesini and Stephane Diaz are reinventing this concept for the Western North Carolina crowd.
The series will begin on Saturday, March 7, with a hike starting at Camp Rockmont for Boys, ascending to Cedar Cliff and “The Garden of Eden” — famous for its abundance of sunbathing serpents in the warmer months.
A dinner with author Robin Rose Bennett at Over Easy Café, new tabletop grills at Korean House, changes in the food-truck scene, a class on the science of cooking with Mark Rosenstein and a coffee IPA tasting event are all in the news this week.
Summer was bid farewell and lady autumn was greeted with open hearts by tea fans of all ages who gathered at Dobra Tea in Black Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the change of seasons. Dobra Tea and Panther Moon Tea Co. united to host the inaugural Fall Equinox Communi-Tea Festival, an event filled with music, […]
The tea cooperative, which has a location in Asheville, serves tea and an expanded selection of gluten-free baked goods at 120 Broadway St. in Black Mountain.
An outsider art exhibit hangs at Monte Vista Inn through Sept. 1.
This weekend, enjoy a scenic hike, outdoor festivals, a float down the French Broad and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
Andrew Snavely, the owner of Dobrá‘s Asheville location, will open a second shop near his home in Black Mountain.
The Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters hosts a forum tonight, Oct 8, with the candidates for Commission District 2 and House District 115 (6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Black Mountain Library). Follow Reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel via #avlelect.
NPR theme song composer BJ Leiderman recently moved to Swannanoa to work on his first album. Catch his debut Asheville performances this weekend.
WNC is a leader in N.C. for green construction, the gold rating has – so far – only been awarded in 15% of green houses.
The proposed downtown Asheville Business Improvement District isn’t just controversial within the city limits: four towns, along with the Buncombe County Fire Chiefs’ Association, oppose the measure because it will reduce the sales-tax revenue they receive from the county.
Actually, it’s been up and running for a month or so now. And there’s a full music schedule, including acts all weekend and some exciting bands coming up, such as New Orleans-based Americana artist Kristin Diable.